Daniel J Eck

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Personal profile

Personal profile

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics.

Research Interests

variance reduction
robust prediction methods
maximum likelihood estimation
exponential family theory
generalized linear models

Professional Information

I am very interested in developing useful statistical methodology for practitioners in a variety of scientific and industrial fields. I am particularly interested in the tradeoffs between robustness and efficiency in estimation.

I am interested in a wide variety of disciplines within Statistics. These include, but are not limited to, maximum likelihood estimation, exponential family theory, generalized linear models, model averaging, envelope methodology, conformal prediction, causal inference, bootstrap techniques, and multivariate statistics.

UIUC Statistics graduate students are encouraged to reach out to me if you are looking for research opportunities. I currently have several methodological and programming projects in evolutionary biology, variance reduction for estimation of vector-valued parameters, post shock prediction, and baseball.


PhD Statistics, University of Minnesota, 2017
BS Mathematics, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2009


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Office Address

725 S. Wright St.
M/C 374
Champaign, IL 61820

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Research Output

Combining envelope methodology and aster models for variance reduction in life history analyses

Eck, D. J., Geyer, C. J. & Cook, R. D., Mar 2020, In : Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference. 205, p. 283-292 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Estimating the size of a hidden finite set: Large-sample behavior of estimators

    Cheng, S., Eck, D. J. & Crawford, F. W., Jan 1 2020, In : Statistics Surveys. 14, p. 1-31 31 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Multivariate Design of Experiments for Engineering Dimensional Analysis

    Eck, D. J., Cook, R. D., Nachtsheim, C. J. & Albrecht, T. A., Jan 1 2019, In : Technometrics. 62, 1, p. 6-20 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Bootstrapping for multivariate linear regression models

    Eck, D. J., Mar 2018, In : Statistics and Probability Letters. 134, p. 141-149 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Incidence of and risk factors for major complications or death in dogs undergoing cytoreductive surgery for treatment of suspected primary intracranial masses

    Kohler, R. J., Arnold, S. A., Eck, D. J., Thomson, C. B., Hunt, M. A. & Pluhar, G. E., Dec 15 2018, In : Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 253, 12, p. 1594-1603 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle